The Lebanese drama "Capernaum" is a sometimes heavy-handed, but nonetheless powerful tale of poverty and adversity, written and directed with unflinching naturalism by Nadine Labaki.
The sequel maintains the first film's central core of sweetness, and though it doesn't feel as effortless this time around, it manages to juggle a number of potent ideas beneath its bright and candy-colored exterior.
Ahead of the Academy Awards on February 24, audiences have the opportunity to see all fifteen of this year's Oscar-nominated short films vying for gold in the Live-Action, Animated, and Documentary categories.
Set against the ruins of post-WWII Poland, the story revolves around a couple separated by political, geographical, and psychological divides. It examines the toll of a life in exile and the hardships of living under a totalitarian regime.
Starting Thursday, February 7, and continuing throughout the
month of February, George Eastman Museum and The Little Theatre will each be
hosting film series in honor of Black History Month. Spotlighting the unique
voices of black filmmakers from around the world, these series get to the heart
of what the movies do best, says Eastman Museum Curator of Film Exhibitions
On Sunday, January 27, the George Eastman Museum will host free screenings of Roberta Grossman's powerful documentary "Who Will Write Our History" to coincide with International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Occasionally by-the-numbers as a biopic about Laurel & Hardy, the films works significantly better as both an affectionate look back at a classic film era, and an honest look at the highs and the lows of a lasting creative alliance.